The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) in close partnership Michigan colleges and universities,seeks to help more Michigan students pursue post-secondary education. Recent graduates (Bachelor’s)will serve as AdviseMI AmeriCorps advisers in selected high schools across Michigan, particularly those that are located in communities with low college-going rates and low adult educational attainment rates. Serving alongside high school counselors and other school professionals, advisers will support students as they make the transition from high school to a post-secondary education institution.Advisers serve full time and focus on advising students, especially those from low-income backgrounds,through the complex steps toward college enrollment. Advisers will provide students and their families with relevant information regarding the benefits of a post-secondary education, preparing for college attendance, and the admission and financial aid processes.
Advisers will commit to a term of service from July 2017 through June 2018. Candidates that are not willing to make a commitment to a full year of service with the program should not apply. This position includes a mandatory residential four-week training session at Michigan State University (East Lansing)beginning July 2017. All training expenses including room, board and travel are covered by the program.Successful advisers are fully enmeshed in the fabric of the local communities and, as such, Advisers are encouraged to live in the community in which they are placed. Upon successful completion of the first year commitment, Advisers may be invited to return for an additional year of service with the AdviseMI program if they choose.
-Interacting on a daily basis with high school students and families in the assigned high school toprovide relevant information about postsecondary education and the college choice/financial aid